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How many people can fly on Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space plane?

Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo vehicle will carry four passengers on its inaugural commercial flight Thursday (June 29). But how many people can the suborbital space plane actually fit? 

SpaceShipTwo is designed for space tourism. The 60-foot-long (18.3 meters) spacecraft can carry up to six passengers, along with the two pilots who fly it. In addition, two pilots fly SpaceShipTwo’s carrier aircraft, WhiteKnightTwo, which drops the space plane at an altitude of about 50,000 feet (15,000 m). The SpaceShipTwo and WhiteKnightTwo vehicles flying on Thursday are called VSS Unity and VMS Eve, respectively.

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